- Mar 24, 2014
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- South of Blue Eye
This thing is a CVA 'Blazer' so it's a weird. Thanks for the advice, LD. Stay tuned for riveting range news!Yes Thompson Center made one rifle, now discontinued, that seemed to cross the gap between traditional and the modern "muzzle loading" rifles. At a distance it looked like maybe it was lever action, but then there's no lever and a ramrod is seen. Very pretty rifles, and not too "offending" to the eye of a traditionalist (imho) with about the same amount of metal to wood as an H&A Underhammer (which does meet our criteria).
I often thought that they should've made them in .54 and .58 instead of the .50 and .54 versions, as the .58 might've found a niche.
A 24 gauge won't blow up the squirrels unless you're literally right on top of them..., because you have no choke. What you will likely get is a pretty good pattern at 25 yards... if you use the Skychief Load . What it will also do is give you a round ball that will hammer deer, likely out to 50 yards or so.